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Your Guide to Spending the School Holidays in Mount Isa

Your Guide to Spending the School Holidays in Mount Isa
on 01 December 2019 in General News

We’ve put together a guide to spending the school holidays (the right way) in Mount Isa. With plenty of options to choose from, school holiday planning will be easy with a guarantee of lots of fun and laughter to be shared. 

Without further ado, here is a list of activities that shouldn’t be missed this school holiday.


Mount Isa Family Fun Park 

Dubbed the largest playground in Queensland that accommodates all abilities, the Mount Isa Family Fun Park is called that for a reason. With a budget of $4.25 million going into design and build, the Family Fun Park is the perfect place to spend time with the kids this school holidays. Whether you’re looking to play, relax, or just have a great time together, there’s plenty to do at the park.

Not only is it completely free, it has:

  • Over 200 parking spaces

  • Free barbecue facilities for an awesome picnic

  • Many bike tracks for avid cycles

  • Massive grassy areas for kids to run around

  • Inspiring murals by local artists and schools

  • Award winning sculptures

  • Soft fall rubber ground cover in play areas

  • A junior play area with a pirate ship theme fenced with pool fencing for child safety

  • A senior play area with a wide range of fun installations and play equipment

  • A water park that had an interactive design with over 20 different installations utilising a recycled water system and sounds and lights

  • A sensory garden that interacts and stimulates all senses

  • A liberty swing that is also wheelchair accessible

  • A double flying fox, each of which is over 20 metres long

  • A permanent outdoor stage for performances

  • Toilet facilities that are state of the art, self cleaning, self locking and sensor based

  • A formal gazebo for get togethers and celebrations, such as hosting a parent and kids event over the school holidays

Visitors race this park highly on TripAdvisor, with many saying that their kids had a blast and spent hours upon end playing with the installations and at the water park. 

The Mount Isa Family Fun Park is located on Church Street and operates daily from 9AM to 9.30PM except on Wednesdays where operating hours are restricted from 3PM to 9:30PM due to cleaning. The water feature closes at 8PM daily. 

Mount Isa Go Kart Club

A not for profit organisation, the Mount Isa Go Kart Club pushes excitement to its limits. With an experience that will have your kid racing their fastest without a driver’s licence, go karting guarantees a fun way to spend the school holidays. 

It’s a great way to introduce your child to learning safety rules and how to maneuver a car through a go karting experience. Your child’s reflexes will also improve due to the challenges laid out on the go kart track. From twisting bends to fast straight roads, watch as your child learns how to maneuver through the track with total control to avoid crashing.

Not only will they become a better driver by having more control over their vehicle, but they’ll also improve their ability to be more aware of their surroundings. At the go kart track, there are plenty of distractions and other drivers on the circuit which can be overwhelming. However, with practice makes perfect and the more your child familiarises themselves with go karting during peak periods such as school holidays, the better they will be at driving safely despite distractions being present. 

Needless to say, go karting is a fun experience for children of all ages – and adults too! You can join in the fun and make the go karting experience a family fun day as well.

Dream It, Live It End of Year Showcase 

Set your calendars for 8 December 2019 for the Dream It, Live It End of Year Showcase. It’s an exciting time for excellence to be displayed on the stage as you and the kids prepare yourselves to be wowed with a variation of dance styles and techniques performed by talented individuals. 

Special guests of the night feature the Mount Isa Irish Association – Dean Studio. And with over 900 tickets sold in early December, you can guarantee that the show will live up to high expectations. 

Tickets are priced between $11 to $16 depending on seating. The event is taking place at the Mount Isa Civic Centre. 

Isa Street Bridge Grand Reopening

Have your kids join in on history as the Isa Street Bridge is reopened this 13 December at 6.30PM to 8.30PM. 

The official reopening includes ribbon cutting, live entertainment, market food stalls, a jumping castle for the kids, and a bunch of fascinating vintage cars for show. 

Outback School of Arts Summer MADness

Want your kids to get in touch with their artistic side? Then get them involved in the Outback School of Arts Summer MADness program.

Spanning over three days starting from 10 December 2019 to 12 December 2019, your child will come out of the Summer MADness holiday program feeling like a true artist indeed!


NRL Family Fun Day

For those looking to spend the day getting down and dirty with the kids, it’s time for some good family bonding time at the NRL Family Fun Day this coming 9 December 2019. 

Happening from 9AM to 12:30 noon at Mount Isa Touch Fields, show the community what your family has got and make some new friends along the way. After all, the more the merrier.

And if you’re ever looking for exceptional accommodation that will win the hearts of both adults and kids, be sure to check into the Isa Hotel.

Promising luxury and excellence, be amazed at the level of comfort and customer experience followed by all of the town’s conveniences right at your doorstep.

After all, you’ll definitely want to put your feet up and relax comfortably after a full day of activities, running around town during the school holidays. And what better way to rest than to retreat to a super comfy bed, iron pressed clean linen, exceptional customer service and a luxurious interior decor fit for kings? 

Head to the Isa Hotel this school holidays for some good pampering.